Northwest Indiana girls volleyball rankings

With records through Thursday and previous rankings in parentheses.

1. Lake Central 23-9 (1)

The Indians have plenty of offensive firepower. Katia Nikolic has a team-high 254 kills.

2. Valparaiso 27-4 (2)

Coming up aces: Amie Schutz leads Valparaiso with 60 of them.

3. Crown Point 15-16 (3)

A recent win against Valparaiso locks in the young Bulldogs as a team of interest in the postseason.

4. LaPorte 22-8 (5)

The Slicers’ last win was an emphatic one — a five-set thriller against Lake Central on Thursday.

5. Bishop Noll 25-5 (4)

The Warriors’ top three hitters are sophomores: Sophia Nowacki (232 kills), Sophia Pelton (205) and Raniyah Preston (102).

6. Andrean 24-5 (6)

Need a good example of an all-around player? Marin Sanchez leads the 59ers in kills (273) and is second in digs (220).

7. Chesterton 14-16 (7)

Marissa Roe leads the Trojans with 68 blocks.

8. Munster 14-16 (8)

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UTEP commit Lauren Wallace had 406 kills entering Thursday. That ranks seventh in the state, per MaxPreps.

9. Kouts 26-4 (9)

Addison Enright has a team-high 73 blocks.

10. Illiana Christian 14-14 (NR)

Avery Martin helps steer the Vikings back onto this list with her team-high 453 assists and 87 aces.

Freshman middle Tenley Davis had a team-high 16 kills as Chesterton outlasted Michigan City in a five-set match on Tuesday.

Dave Melton is a freelance reporter for the Post-Tribune.

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